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Antarctic Air Day

Antarctic Air Day

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  • Sat 7 Oct ’17, 10:00am – 4:00pm


International Antarctic Centre, 38 Orchard Road, Burnside, Christchurch


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Step on board Antarctic aircraft before they head to the ice for the summer season. Meet the crews and check out a US Air Force C17, a RNZAF C130 Hercules, a historic Beaver and more.

Learn about the people who work in Antarctica and what it is like to live on the coldest and windiest continent.

Entry to the tarmac is by free, time-allocated boarding passes which can be collected from the Check-in desk outside the Antarctic Centre. Bookings can be made via The Antarctic Office website.

Be sure to check out the displays by Christchurch's Antarctic organisations - try on Antarctic clothing, see what it's like to camp on the Ice, meet huskies, and learn about what people do down in Antarctica. There will also be food vendors on site and other awesome activities for all ages!

Event parking will be available for $5 on Peter Leeming Road. Proceeds go to Plunket.​

Part of The Antarctic Office's Antarctic Season Opening festival, celebrating Christchurch's connection to Antarctica. 1 October – 15 October 2017.

Partners: National Science Foundation, United States Antarctic Program, Air Force Museum, Antarctica New Zealand, Antarctic Heritage Trust, Christchurch City Council, Christchurch International Airport Limited, Gateway Antarctica, International Antarctic Centre, New Zealand Antarctic Society, Otago Museum, Royal New Zealand Air Force United States Air Force.

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